These light and fluffy pikelets have added zing with a dollop of wasabi. Use the lime flesh to make the zesty salsa, perfect at cutting through the rich salmon.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp coriander, chopped
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup full cream milk
- 2 tsp wasabi paste
- Oil for frying
- 2 medium limes, peeled, flesh diced
- ¼ cucumber, seeds removed and finely sliced
- 1 tsp capers, finely chopped, plus whole berries to serve
- 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 200g hot smoked salmon
1 Sift the flour, baking powder, soda and salt into a medium bowl. Stir in the coriander, then whisk in the combined egg, milk and wasabi paste.
2 Heat a small amount of oil in a nonstick pan. Add small spoonfuls of the pikelet mixture and cook on both sides until golden and puffed. Drain on paper towels.
3 Combine salsa ingredients and season to taste. Top each pikelet with salsa and flakes of smoked salmon. Serve with a pinch of salt and caper berries.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author